At Murdishaw West we promote good attendance to enable pupils to take full advantage of the educational opportunities we offer.
We ask parents to ensure that children arrive at school in good time for registration each day at 8.50am.
Children should be collected promptly at 3:15pm, which is the end of the school day. If an unavoidable delay occurs parents need to contact the school as soon as possible.
What to do if your child is absent from school
Please phone on the first day of absence leaving your child’s name, class and reason for absence. This needs to be done every day that your child is absent from school. These messages may be left on the school’s answer phone, or delivered in person.
If we have not heard from a parent by 9:30am as to why their child is absent from school, we will ring all of the contact numbers registered for that child until contact is made.
If possible, please advise the office beforehand if children have to attend a medical appointment during school hours. Please sign them in and out of school at the main office.
Leave of Absence during Term Time
Parents are requested not to take their children on holiday during term time and holidays taken during term time are classed as unauthorised unless prior authorisation has been granted by the head teacher.
The school may legally authorise a request for leave where there are 'exceptional circumstances'. The Request for Leave of Absence during Term Time form should be completed and presented to the school before the leave can be authorised and taken.